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Brian Jonestown Massacre

Months ago, when tickets went on sale for the Brian Jonestown Massacre's only U.S. show this summer (at New York's Terminal 5), I said to someone I was trying to persuade to go, "This could be a complete disaster, or it could be transcendent." Those are the poles they swing between: the train wreck or the sublime. And of course, with the news from London last week that Anton Newcombe had been arrested for allegedly knifing guitarist Frankie "Teardrop" Emerson, the odds seemed to tilt toward disaster. Five minutes into the opening song, "Whoever You Are," we had the answer to what was in store for us: The Brian Jonestown Massacre were transcendent. [Tulip Frenzy]

Brian Jonestown's next area show will be upstate at the ATP Festival. More pics from the NYC show below...

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Brian Jonestown Massacre

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